True North by Roger Rooney


A moving story of war, love and loss… 

In 1961 and 1962, Ngo Dinh Diem, leader of the South Vietnam government, requested security assistance from the US and its allies. Australia decided to send 30 military advisers, dispatched as the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), also known as “the Team”. Their arrival in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. In True North, Lieutenant Jack Burns is deployed as part of ‘The Team’ to the Mekong Delta, the hotspot of the Vietnam War. Tran, a teenage girl, is a soldier in the North Vietnamese Army. The two meets under strange circumstances and fall in love. What follows is a tragic love story of two young people in a war-torn country. In around 300 pages Roger Rooney weaves a fantastic story of war, the brutal parallels and the aftereffects on lives of everyone involved including those of the civilians’, and a touching love story.


True North

by Roger Rooney

Pub Date Feburary 13, 2018
ISBN-13: 978-0648249214
Price $19.95 (USD)





Categories: Fiction: War and Politics

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